Last week I was selected to participate in a promotion called the Zipcar: Low-Car Diet. For those unfamiliar, Zipcar is a car-sharing program that started here in Boston and is now in 50+ cities in North America and the U.K. The idea of a car-sharing program may seem strange, depending on where you live, but here in Boston and in cities around the country its been hugely successful.
Zipcar: Low-Car Diet 2011
What is Zipcar’s promotion all about? The Low-Car Diet is a 30-day challenge not to use my car starting Monday, July 25th. I’ll be seeking alternate forms of transportation, such as Zipcar, my bike and feet to get me most places. I’ll be recording how I get from point-A to point-B for the next 30-days. I’ll do my best to keep you posted. You can see my profile on the Zipcar Low-Car Diet profile page.
In a somewhat related story, earlier this month, Boston became one of the first US cities to implement a comprehensive bike-sharing program. I hope that Boston’s bike-sharing program which includes 600 new bikes in more than 60 bike stations throughout the city will prove to be as successful as Zipcar.